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Some Important Dates to Keep In Mind

Upcoming Dates of Interest...

8/20/14 Late Registration for Fall  2014, 8 am - 12:30 pm and 5 - 6:30 pm

8/25/14 Fall Classes begin

8/22/14 Priority Registration for Spring 2015 begins at 8am

8/22/14 Regular Registration for Spring 2014 begins at 8am

12/16/14 Pinning Practice for Fall Nursing Graduates at 11:00 AM

12/17/14 Pinning Ceremony for Fall Nursing Graduates at 11:00 AM


About Start Dates...

To receive a clinical start date in Nursing, a student must meet current admission criteria, attend orientation, and pay a $100 nonrefundable deposit.


Memos From the Program Coordinator

Welcome! It is our hope that this semester will be a good one for you. We are here to help you in any way that we can. Talk to us!!

The Student Nurses Association meets in the fall and spring semesters. Join!! It's a great way to meet other nursing students and build relationships while developing leadership skills. You will find more information about the SNA under the web menu item "Student Resources".


Below is the process you must follow if you withdraw or fail a clinical nursing course or if you cannot take a clinical course in the Fall or Spring semester:

1.    First, you must have already withdrawn from the class or have already failed the class.  Forms are not accepted early.

2.    Submit a request to re-enter form to Ms. Stokes

3.    You will be automatically taken out of any courses you have registered yourself for the following semester upon receipt of the form.

4.    You do not register for that clinical course the following semester.

5.    Students are placed in a clinical course based on the date/time the form is received and on a space available basis.

6.  You will be notified via email if there is a space for you the following semester.

The Request to Reenter form is available online under menu item "Forms". You can bring it by HS 124, or fax it to 822-3343.


Advisement begins in nursing approximately two weeks after a new semester begins. If you need help in determining what courses you should take, schedule an appointment with your advisor early enough so that you can register on the first day that registration opens. (If you are web-enabled and have a program plan from your advisor and you know what you need to take, you do not have to see your advisor.)

 If you are taking 2 clinical courses in the same semester, you will register for the med/surg course ONLY. You will automatically be registered for the co-requisite clinical course.   So, if you want NUR 265 and NUR 263 or NUR 210 and NUR 162 or NUR 215 and NUR 264, be sure to register for NUR 265 or NUR 210 or NUR 215, and watch your schedule for the addition of the second clinical course.

Finally, as you are entering the clinical sequence, or progressing through the clinical sequence, if you are ever unable to register for a course(s) that you need, be sure to let me know so that I can help you get the course(s) you need to progress. Email me at It is important that you let me know as early as possible after registration begins that you were unable to get in a course that you need. I will put your name on an alternate list and work toward helping you get enrolled.

Part 1 Student Orientation

Once a student has qualified for admission to nursing by meeting one of the 4 qualifying options, the student attends orientation. Part 1 Orientations are at 2:00pm on the Airport Campus in the Health Science Building, room 144, the auditorium (refer to your letter for the date). Typically the orientations last about two hours.  (Notes:  Bring a pen.  Must be on time and cannot leave early.  Children cannot attend.)

 It is imperative that the student attends the orientation so that the student can be conditionally accepted and given a proposed future start date into NUR 101, the first clinical course for the generic student, or NUR 201, the Transition course for the returning LPN. If the student pays the $100 deposit by the deadline (information will be given out at the orientation about paying the deposit), then the student will be officially accepted into nursing and the start date will be confirmed. 

Course Orientations

To assist students in preparing for the next semester, coordinators of each clinical course will place information on D2L for the upcoming semester. Beginning in NUR 101/201 all students must access D2L to find out when and where they are to meet for the next semester, and if there are assignments to be completed before starting the next semester. There may be computer training sessions that the student has to complete before clinical begins, or Dosage Calculation Tests that the student has to take before clinical begins. It is the student's responsibility to be prepared for clinical and to know when and where to go for the orientation to clinical.  D2L access is available 4 days before a semester begins.

FOR ALL NURSING STUDENTS: The CPR required is American Heart BLS for the Healthcare Provider.


Refer to Course Search page for internet course orientation information.
Refer to D2L for clinical and lecture nonclinical course information.

Pinning Ceremony Information

The Nursing Department hosts Pinning Ceremonies for all MTC graduates of our Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing programs. These are held in May, August, and December of every year. Graduates of each semester are invited to participate in this important milestone...the transition from Student Nurse to Graduate Nurse.

Information for the June Pinning:

Pinning Practice:  Tuesday, August 7 at 11:00 AM.  This is a dress rehearsal.  Group and individual pictures will be taken that day.  Students planning to purchase the MTC nursing pin from the bookstore must place their order the first two weeks of their last semester to guarantee the nursing pin will arrive in time for the Pinning Ceremony.

 Pinning Ceremony:  Wednesday, August 8 at at 11:00 AM in the Academic Center Auditorium on Airport Campus.  On Wednesday, August 8, all graduates will meet in AC 139 at 10:15 AM.  Seating for guests begin at 10:15 AM for those that received pre-printed tickets from a graduate.  General seating opens at 10:45 AM.


NCLEX-RN Review Course

Three times yearly MTC offers a Kaplan Review Course for graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The four day course is taught on the Airport Campus in the Health Science Building. Dates and location vary depending on the semester. The course includes a pre- and post-test evaluation, and focuses on helping the student problem-solve in answering questions similar to those found on the NCLEX exam. Remedial review of content is also available to those enrolling in the course.